Quartz 5 Film Camera <BR>Part II

I’m still chewing away on the Quartz 5 film camera -as the internet meme goes: we will rebuild! There’s only about twenty parts still unaccounted for, as far as figuring out their original position in this ingenious piece of machinery goes. In total, there’s about 340 pieces, and though they don’t make much of a molehill, it’s quite the mountain* …

Two Philips Curling Irons

I don’t like to leave things to chance, but I really don’t have a choice, do I? So I really appreciate the happy coincidences chance sometimes serves up. A couple of months back, while reorganizing my storage area, I discovered I had two Philips curling irons that looked remarkably alike. They were bought on separate occasions, though I can’t recall …

Quartz 5 Film Camera <BR>Part I

Every once in a while I bite off more than I can or care to chew. In which case I tend to spit it out into a garbled mess of parts that barely resembles a structured Deconstruction. This has already happened twice with film camera’s. They’re pretty ingenious little machines, with loads of tiny parts. The results (or failures, if …